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Traffic Stop Lead to Warrant and Drug Arrest

06/22/2022

 

On June 20, 2022, at 10:35 pm Parsons Police Department K-9 Officer Christian Smith conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of North 10th street.

Officer Smith noticed that there were three adults in the vehicle and recognized one of them to be Brandon Markise Kindrick, 31 of Parsons. Brandon was recognized despite his efforts to conceal his identity. Brandon was known to officers to have active warrants for his arrest. While on the stop Labette County Sheriff Deputy Tony Adamson arrived to assist. Adamson utilized his K-9, Memphis, and got an indication that there was illegal narcotics in the car. Officers arrested Brandon without incident.

The subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a backpack with illegal narcotics and a firearm in it. The backpack was in the same location where Brandon was sitting. Charges have been submitted to the Labette County Attorney's Office for official charging. The charges include 4 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (four different types of drugs), 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, 1 count of Distribution of a Controlled Substance, a Probation Violation warrant out of Labette County as well as a warrant from the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC).

Officer Christian Smith said, "I am happy to get drugs off of the street and with the help of Labette County Sheriff's Deputy Tony Adamson and K9 Memphis we were able to do just that."

Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said, "I appreciate the partnership that our agency has with the Labette County Sheriff's Department. Cases that we work together on is what teamwork is all about. I appreciate the efforts everyone involved. The arrest has been made and this case is now in the hands of the court system for full prosecution.

This continues to be an on-going investigation and citizens are encouraged to "See It, Hear It, Report It." If anyone has any further information on this incident or any other criminal activity, please contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060 or call the Tip Line at 421-7057 or email at tips@parsonspd.com.

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